Tuesday, June 03, 2008

[Korea.net News, Science / Tech, May 23 2007] Korea to launch health telemonitoring system

A health telemonitoring system supported by government funds will be soon launched in Korea, officials said Friday (May 23).

According to the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, it will offer "Ubiquitous Health Service" for the socially disadvantaged in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs.

Personal computerized sensors will be operated to continuously monitor the health status of the elderly or ill in their homes, officials said.
[Korea.net News, Culture / Events, June 3 2007] Korean history records held in France digitalized

Thirty of 297 books taken during the invasion of Korea by French troops in 1866 have returned home in digitalized form.

The Korean Government's Cultural Heritage Administration revealed Monday (Jun. 2) that it has completed the digitalization of 30 volumes of Korean historical records that exist nowhere else in the world, currently held by the French National Library for over a century.
[Korea.net News, Culture / Events, June 2 2007] Daegu to host international musical festival

The southeastern city of Daegu is to host an international musical festival this month, organizers said on Monday (June 2).

The Daegu International Musical Festival (DIMF) is to be held from June 17 to July 7 in main theaters and provisional stages around downtown Daegu, and is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Daegu city officials said.
[Korea.net News, Culture / Events, May 27 2007] BIE officials to visit Seoul for inspections of int'l expo

A delegation from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) will visit Korea this week to check preparations of the country's 2012 international fair, the organizing committee said Tuesday (May 27).

The delegation, led by BIE president Jean-Pierre Lafon and secretary general Vincente Gonzalez Loscertales, will arrive here on Thursday (May 29), and inspect the country's port city of Yeosu, the venue for the 2012 World Expo.
[Korea.net News, Culture / Events, May 27 2007] Film adaptation of French comic to go global: Bong

Even with only three feature films to his name, Bong Joon-ho has become one of the few Korean directors who have been able to "catch both hares" -- commercial success and critical acclaim.

After directing short films, he made his feature film debut in 2000 with "Barking Dogs Never Bite." The story of a college instructor trying to kill his neighbors' dogs won critical recognition, but was not well-received by audiences.
[Korea.net News, Culture / Events, May 22 2007] Song Hye-kyo to star in John Woo's film

Korean actress Song Hye-kyo will appear as the heroine of the popular Chinese director John Woo's new movie "1949."

The 26-year-old will play a war widow in the movie about a tragic love story set in 1949, when China was in the middle of a civil war between the Nationalist and Communist parties.